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Electricity in Japan 2012/2/22 09:09
Hai,, the electric in japan is 100 volt,, so if i go Kyoto and Osaka ,,, can i use my electric things,, like cs era charger and haid dryer?.. Is There anything i need to bring? TKs..

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Re: Electricity in Japan 2012/2/22 14:51
where are you coming from? That will affect whether you will need any adapters/converters to use your current electric items.
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apue give more information 2012/2/24 09:31
apue - I hope you will post more information so the forum can help you. Perhaps you already found out your answer.
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Re: Electricity in Japan 2012/2/24 16:38
The link in the name mentions that Apue is residing in Indonesia and as far as I know, Indonesia uses 220V.

A lot of modern chargers (phone, camera, etc) will work, usually there is a mention on them 100-220V 50-60Hz. A 220V hair dryer, straightener, etc. will typically not work. Note that hair dryers are usually provided in hotels if you plan on staying in hotels.
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Re: Electricity in Japan 2012/2/24 22:23
Judging from your profile and your question in Thread #89501, you are using electric appliances in a region with 220 V power supply in Indonesia.
The frequency is 50 Hz in Indonesia, I suppose. However in western Japan including Kyoto and Osaka, the frequency is 60 Hz. This difference may cause a problem as to an electric appliance whose mechanism includes a motor, a timer or a fluorescent lamp.
A transformer can change voltage but cannot change frequency.

So, as Hoshisato points out, if your electric appliance has a label showing it's good for 100 - 220 V and 50 | 60 Hz, it is expected to work in western Japan.
(I don't recommend using a fan, a hair dryer or so which has a frequency switch, because if the switch is rusty or broken, the appliance may not work properly.)

A transformer has a limit to input electric power, which is expressed with a unit W or VA.
I recommend keeping the total of nominal power consumption of connected appliances under 80 percent of the limit.

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Re: Electricity in Japan 2012/3/24 00:43
Thanks for all the information,, thanks alot,,
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